Food. Who does not love the word itself? The word gives rise to a variety of emotions in a true foodie. What can even be better than putting a delicious piece of steak in your mouth? Or some cake made by your favorite bakery? Food has now evolved from just a basic need to a way of life and luxury. And as civilization progressed, we have also managed to procure and produce several varieties of food. We have been able to experience food from different parts of the world, thanks to globalization. Food is now a multi-billion dollar industry and also has many adjoining industries like farming, animal production, processing — all of which have expanded the commercial aspect of food.
There are innumerable varieties, cuisines, tastes, food cultures, and so on. There are some people who like to experiment while some never go beyond what they usually consume. The variety of food in the world is unimaginable, and the number of people who work in this sector is also unimaginably large. Food has become such an important part of our culture that there are several reality shows, movies, books and even university courses on them. With that said, here’s the list of really good food documentary movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
14. Chef’s Table (2015) and Chef’s Table: France (2016)
‘Chef’s Table‘ is a unique story of food and the people who are most closely associated with it. The original series, ‘Chef’s Table’, has released six seasons till date, with the first three seasons having six episodes each, and the remaining three having four each. But a special series with four episodes concentrating on French chefs was released in 2016. During the course of each episode, a chef, in his own restaurant makes a very special dish and while doing so talks about his/her life and passion for food. Alain Passard, one of the most revered chefs in the world, is featured in the very first episode. His restaurant, L’Arpège, has earned three Michelin stars.
13. Barbecue (2017)
This is one of the best food documentaries out there. ‘Barbecue’ does not talk in detail about how to cook the dish, but what it does is truly magnificent and eye-opening. It sheds light on how one food has many variations and has impacted so many cultures across the world. What is a steak but meat cooked on fire? It is done in different varieties all over the planet, and this documentary takes us on a trip of all such countries which make barbecues. South Africa, Japan, Australia, Mongolia, Sweden, Philippines, Uruguay, the Syria/Jordan border, Texas, Mexico, and New Zealand are the countries featured in the documentary. What this documentary does is that it shows us how as human beings we are the same, and how we have always managed to bond and break barriers with food.